Rare has pinned a May 29 release date on The Hungering Deep, the first major content update for PC and Xbox One plunder-'em-up Sea of Thieves.

The Hungering Deep is the first of six major expansions planned to set sail for the game this year, and will see a new enemy threat causing havoc for nautical adventurers, and is described as a 'medium-sized' update.

In addition, budding pirates can also look forward to new mechanics and rewards, although Rare's not saying too much right now.

Get a better idea of The Hungering Deep with a new teaser trailer below. Here, the pirate known as 'grizzled old soul Merrick' talks about 'great terrors from the deep,' with tales of ships mysteriously vanishing into the depths and sightings of something 'impossible' on the high seas.

Sounds a bit Kraken-y to us, although that particular beastie is already featured in the game. Well, its tentacles are, at least.

Read our Sea of Thieves review to see if it's worth combing the ocean for precious loot.

 

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